Thankful Thursdays: PAWS Chicago
November is the perfect month to be thankful for what we have, but it is also the perfect month to give back and help others. This November, VHT Studios will be highlighting as well as giving back to four charities that support the mission of finding homes for those in need. First up in our Thankful Thursday series, PAWS Chicago!
PAWS Chicago is the city’s largest No Kill humane organization and their mission is based on working to build a No Kill Chicago — a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. Since their founding in 1997, homeless dogs and cats killed annually in the City of Chicago has dropped more than 70 percent and Paws has united more than 25,000 cats and dogs with new forever families.
The PAWS Adoption Center is located at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614, but there are always life-saving adoption and fundraising events going on throughout the city and suburbs. Check out the list of events here: http://www.pawschicago.org/about-paws-chicago/events/.
One recent event was an emergency response trip PAWS volunteers took to Moore, Oklahoma after the devastating tornado in May 2013. On this trip PAWS Chicago saved the lives of 79 cats and dogs, with 10 volunteers driving five vans to transport the animals back to Chicago. Read more about the trip and how the rescued animals are loving life in their new forever homes in Chicago! http://www.pawschicago.org/news-and-features/help-paws-chicagos-emergency-response-to-oklahoma/
Visit PAWS website to see how PAWS Chicago’s programs are working to create a no kill Chicago! http://www.pawschicago.org/ . Or better yet, donate to PAWS Chicago or purchase items off their Amazon wish list and become a voice for homeless pets. http://www.pawschicago.org/support-paws-chicago/donate/ and http://www.pawschicago.org/support-paws-chicago/wish-list/